3rd time I've stayed here & fished with a Cedars guide, each time has been GREAT! All staff members are extremely pleasant & helpful, the meals are super and the food is plentiful - bringing your own wine or other adult beverages for dinner, after a successful day of salmon or halibut fishing [that's why I go there], helps top off a fun day. Lodge is about a 15-min walk to downtown Ketchikan, cruise ship docks, and shops/restaurants if you get the urge to "dine out."
I had no problems with the Lodge's fish processing dept, or their shipping since I took 3.5 boxes of fillets [flash frozen, packed for all guests in styrofoam containers and banded boxes] on the flight home as my "luggage." Only challenge was Delta's policy [even for a frequent flyer] of charging $125 for the 3rd piece of "luggage" and $200 for the 4th 1/2 box! If you can fly Alaska Air for the same price, they have a flat fee of $30/box, I think - a better deal. Not sure about other airlines. Also, since the "Delta" ticket I was on was serviced by Alaska Air out of Ketchikan to Seattle, the Alaska Air counter personnel were GREAT - suggested, then helped me re-pack my 1/2 box of fillets into the other 2, so I "only" had to pay Delta $125.
Cedars Lodge guides are EXCELLENT; I have fished with Sean all 3 times and he is SUPER! From all reports, the other Cedars guides also do great work. I'll be back again!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the waterfront in historic Ketchikan. The Cedars Lodge combines comfort, style and value with incredible fishing to create the ultimate Alaska angling experience. Waters around The Cedars Lodge are prime rearing grounds for Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Chum, and Pink salmon, making it one of Alaska's premier salmon fishing destinations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cedars Lodge Ketchikan, Alaska